Protesters with hash tag #OurMumuDonDo have told the Presidency that they will not change their stand calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resume work or resign his position.
This was followed an alleged harassment of the group’s members and newsmen by the Police during a peaceful sit-out yesterday in Abuja.
The group also described the Senate as “a monumental failure over the upper chamber’s failure to live up to its constitutional responsibilities by asking necessary questions on the whereabouts of the President.”
Leader of the group, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Carlyboy while taking a swipe at the Senate’s position which he termed “outright ridiculous”, said: “The Bukola Saraki-led chamber had once again demonstrated that it is nothing but a mere rubber stamp of the executive arm of government.”
In a statement by the group’s Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ezrel Tabiowo in Abuja, Oputa added that the Senate President’s decision to throw his weight behind the President, despite the hardship faced by Nigerians owing to poor governance caused by Buhari’s absence, was a desperate attempt at patronising the Presidency.
A reporter with Silverbird Television (STV), Femi Togun and a protester, Theophilus Abumagada, were injured when policemen fired tear gas canisters to disperse protesters demanding the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nation Newspaper